Presidents’ Day: How to Celebrate a Holiday You Probably Don’t Care About

02/18/2013 10:00 AM |


Everybody in America loves President’s Day. Or, at least, everyone with a full-time job that actually observes this national holiday loves it. Everyone else is probably indifferent. But a day off, for vague, no-strings-attached reasons? Pretty hard to argue with.

That said, this isn’t like the 4th of July or something. Other than a weak tradition of Presidents’ Day car sales, there’s no known template for festively honoring the lives of our nation’s former leaders. What are we even supposed to do today, besides catch up on errands we didn’t get around to over the weekend? Hold a themed celebration that tantalizes the senses intellectually, gustatorially, and aurally, that’s what. Just as George Washington intended.